August 12, 2010
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Signing by MCCC Alum and Author Gina Holmes at B&N Aug. 14
Author Gina Holmes (A.S. Nursing '97) will sign copies of her
first novel, Crossing Oceans, at the Hamilton Marketplace Barnes
and Noble on Route 130 Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m. Published in May by Tyndale
House, the novel hit the CBA (trade association for the Christian
Retail Channel) bestseller list earlier this summer, a rare occurrence
for a debut novelist. Read more about Holmes and her life since
Mercer in a story written in February here.
Time Changes for College Assembly, Barbecue and Academic Affairs Convocation
The College Assembly will take place Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to noon at Kelsey Theatre, preceded by juice, coffee and muffins at 9:30 a.m. The staff barbecue will follow.
The Academic Affairs Convocation takes place at 1:15 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. Full pre-class week schedule here.
Sept. 11 Commemoration Set For Sept. 10
MCCC will host its annual commemoration ceremony for 9-11 on Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden outside the Student Center. Details to come.
Aug. 19: Continuing Studies "Back to School Night" Information Session, 6 p.m., Conference Center. More here.
12: Heart Walk at Mercer County Park. Pre-walk festivities 9:30 a.m.; walk at 10:30 a.m.
5: MCCC's Golf Classic Oct. 5. Details
The last summer yoga class with Helen Tanzini will be Aug. 19, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the PE dance
studio (2nd floor). Helen will restart her yoga classes on Sept. 8 and they will be held in the gym. Monday
yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. continue in the dance
Abroad Options Expand; Info. Sessions Scheduled
Students will have increased options to visit and study
in foreign countries during the 2010-11 academic year. Four faculty-led
Study Tours are planned, including Costa Rica (March 11-18); London
(May 23-June 1); Germany/Switzerland (May 30-June 5); and Paris
(July 10-17). In addition, the college will offer students the option
to spend up to a full semester abroad. Study
Abroad Coordinator Andrea Lynch will host seven information sessions
throughout the fall semester. The first is scheduled for Wednesday,
Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., CM 108. More here.
Turn Up the Heat at MCCC Culinary Center this Fall
You can learn everything culinary -- from knife skills to soups and pasta this fall at MCCC's Culinary Center. Classes will please beginners to the most experienced cooks. Chef instructors will include Frank Campione, Bill Conrad, Beth Dinice, Lawrence Frazer, Carol Maxwell, Mamta Puri, Benson Yu, and MCCC's very own hospitality programs coordinator Doug Fee. More here.
Theatre Companies Nominated for Record 25 Perry Awards
It was a good year for community theater at MCCC! M. Kitty Getlik, artistic director at Kelsey Theatre,
received word that shows performed at Kelsey during the
2009-10 season received a combined 25 Perry Award nominations from
the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT), a volunteer
organization dedicated to supporting local theater around the state.
Program Conducts Panel Discussion on "Go Green" Movement
On July 30, incoming students in the MCCC PASS program attended
a panel discussion entitled "Environmental Issues and Social
Responsibility." Offered as part of PASS' Pre-Freshman Summer
Academy, the event featured seven panelists representing a variety
of sustainability groups. Panelists included Mark Dante of Premier/Central
Jersey Waste & Recycling; Elizabeth M. Muoio, director of the
Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability;
Karen K. Nathan of Olivine LLC; David Occhiuto, WBAI radio host
of Eco-Logic; MCCC Professor Garry Perryman; Tim Razzaq, CEO and
Founder of We Are BOOST; and Tyrone Walcott, founder & CEO of
New Impact Nutrition.
The panelists discussed topics ranging from environmental justice to
eco-friendly lifestyles, jobs and real estate. They stressed the need
for citizens to work together to improve their communities and the
importance of personal responsibility in a sustainable future. The
event was coordinated by Charles Weatherspoon and moderated by Alvyn
Haywood and is part of the PASS program's comprehensive six-week
program that includes academic advisement, counseling, cultural
enrichment and tutoring.
PLACE Spells Success for Two MCCC Grads
recent graduates have proven
without a doubt that work experience counts. William Dargan ('09)
and Donte Boyer ('10), both of whom earned their associate in applied
science degrees in Technical Studies, have taken full advantage
of NJ PLACE (New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College
Education), a program that creates flexible opportunities for skilled
trade workers to earn their college degrees. More here.
Well Represented at Euphemia Gallery Event
"Art, Freud and the Unconscious,"
a visual and performing arts event organized by MCCC grad Tamara
Ramos ('10) on Aug. 7, served
as an inspiring message that the arts are alive and well in Trenton.
Held at The DeRosa Group on South Broad Street, the opening drew
approximately 200 guests, including MCCC faculty members, current
students and alumni. It featured photography by Ramos and faculty
member Matt Giobbi and other artists, and performances by student
Chris Kess and faculty member Jody Person.
attendance was Professor Dori Seider, who called it "one of
the most inspiring multimedia events I have ever attended."
She noted that she talked with a number of young people who decided
on the spot to enroll at Mercer. Seider congratulated Ramos for
her role in bringing people and art together. "Immediately
upon graduating from Mercer, she is a powerful force. I can't wait
to see what she will do in the future."
Added Giobbi, "The art event was incredible. SO many Mercer students
were involved and I was blown away by the sincerity and talent of
the participants. This was the best experience I have had since
being at Mercer and in the Trenton area. Tamara is a pro, and the
alum, students, and faculty turn-out was inspiring." See Matt Giobbi's
Facebook photos here.
Getlik Earns Rave Reviews as Cinderella's Stepmother
Kelsey Theatre Artistic Director Kitty Getlik had a good time on
stage and rave reviews as well. According to Princeton Packet reviewer
Bob Brown, "Key performances are all fine as well. Getlik,
as the pushy, loudmouthed stepmother, reminded me of the noted character
actress Marjorie Main, who played Ma Kettle in films years ago."
The full review of "Cinderella," which ran at Kelsey from
July 30 to Aug. 8, is available here.
in the News Online
Mercer Business Magazine:
Ask a Busy Person Feature: Lynn Holl
Donohue's Letter to the Editor
MCCC Offers Students Options for Study Abroad
Summer Gets Cookin at MCCC (Camp College)
New Opportunities Await at MCCC This Fall
Noncredit Programs Cater to Adults at MCCC
Live the Arts and Artists (Mel Leipzig)
New Opportunities at MCCC This Fall
Students Make Connections at Rutgers Leadership Program
Turn up the Heat at MCCC's Culinary Center this Fall
MCCC International Study Options Expand
Kelsey Theatre Announces Season
MCCC Offers Program to Prepare Clinical Trials Professionals
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
Sept. 3-19: Hansel and Gretel
WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.
Position Openings at MCCC
for the list of job openings on campus.
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
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Calendar for 2010-2011
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